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Cenargo

[Cenargo houseflag]
by Jorge Candeias, 10 Feb 1999

Blue, a golden logo shifted to the hoist, in the shape of what can perhaps be described as a “3-pointed star of hooks”.
Jorge Candeias, 10 Feb 1999

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Chapman and Wilson, Ltd

[Chapman and Willan. Ltd houseflag] by Ivan Sache, 29 February 2004

Flag divided per saltire white-red.
Ivan Sache, 29 February 2004


Charente Steamship Company

[Charente Steamship Co. houseflag] by Jarig Bakker, based on the website of the National Maritime Museum.

From the website of the National Maritime Museum, "the house flag of the Charente Steamship Co. Ltd., Liverpool. A white rectangular flag with a red Maltese cross placed across it. The flag is made of a wool and synthetic fibre bunting. It has a cotton hoist and is machine sewn. A rope and toggle is attached
Jarig Bakker, 8 August 2004

Company continued as T & J Harrison in the 1950's.


Charlton Steam Shipping Co.

[Charlton Steam Shipping Co. houseflag] by Ivan Sache, 29 February 2004

A.k.a. Chandris
Al Fisher, 27 Jan 1999

Blue flag with white horizontal margins and a white X in the middle.
Ivan Sache, 29 February 2004


R.B. Chellew Steam Navigation Company, Limited

[Woods, Tylor & Brown houseflag] by Jarig Bakker

Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels [Wedge 1926]

R.B. Chellew Steam Navigation Company, Limited, Cardiff - red flag, white "C".
Jarig Bakker
, 5 February 2005


China Navigation Company, Ltd.

[China Navigation Company, Ltd. houseflag] by James Dignan

Based on Sampson (1957)
James Dignan, 12 October 2003

China Navigation Company, Ltd. (John Swire & Sons, Ltd., Managers), Hong Kong - China Coast and South East Asia.
Houseflag: red and white quartered diagonally, with vertical blue band.
Jarig Bakker, 13 October 2003

China Navigation Co.ld., London: Larousse Commercial Illustré (1930) shows white, a blue vertical stripe in the middle, one seventh of flag length (say), red triangles to the left and right of it, the apexes touching the stripe. This may sound odd, and indeed Sampson (1957) shows a flag (see above) really quartered per saltire and the stripe hiding the point where the triangles cross. Also under `Swire Group' (Hong Kong). A company history can be found at this site. All other flag pictures I've found confirm the saltire quartering - I dare say Sandy Hook (illustrator for Larousse) was not very precise in his drawing.
Jan Mertens, 4 June 2004


The City Line

[The City Line houseflag] by James Dignan

Based on Sampson (1957)
James Dignan, 12 October 2003

[The City Line houseflag] by Jarig Bakker, based on the website of the National Maritime Museum.

The houseflag of the City Line is flown with a blue pennant with JRE in white over a red flag with SS in White (all ships were name city of ***).
Jarig Bakker, 12 October 2003

Originally named George Smith & Sons. From http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/ellerman4.htm:
- commenced ship-owning in 1840 and traded to India with sailing vessels. By 1852 voyages were being made to Valparaiso and the West Indies, Australia and New Zealand and later between India, New York and the UK. In 1901 the company was sold to J. R. Ellerman and became Ellerman's City Line.
Phil Nelson, 12 October 2003

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